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  • Using twitter:twinglish for academic purposes
    Emma Kimberley
  • What it does
    Microblog
    Short posts (140 chs)
    Shows ‘followers’ your posts
    You can see posts of people you follow
    From flickr: inju
  • Glossary
    Tweet
    Retweet (RT)
    Follow / followers
    Hashtag
    @gsmz
    From Flickr: rosauroochoa
  • What it looks like
    Use it on
    Phone
    Laptop
    iPod touch
    iPad
    Flickr: Johann Larsson
  • What academics use it for
    Networking
    Sharing links and ideas
    Peer support
    Following conferences and events at a distance
    ‘Amplification’ of events attended
    A source of regular information from journals, research councils etc…
    Flickr: stevegarfield
  • Personal/professional profile
    • Consider having two separate profiles
    • Follow people who tweet what you want to see
    • Remember your followers when you tweet
    • Records of tweets don’t stay long but…
    • …indiscreet tweeting can cause embarassment!
  • Step 1
    Go to www.twitter.com
    Choose a username and sign up
    * Can be your real name, or a pseudonym *
  • Step 2
    Find people to follow:
    • Follow @gsmzand @lamilonguera
    Look at your friends’ lists of followers
    Go to people and use find friends
    Browse by interest
    Search organisations
    Try: journals, publishers, libraries, associations, universities, researchers….
  • Step 2 continued…
    @lamilonguera
    @gsmz
    @Chronicle
    @UniofLeicsNews
    @DailyJunction
    @UoLLRA
    @UoLDWL
    @timeshighered
    @thesiswhisperer
  • Step 3
    Follow events and
    conversations using
    hashtags:
    Search using the hashtag to find twitter stream
    Use the hashtag in your own related posts
    #phdchat
    #phdemotion
    #750words
    #dr11
    Our hashtag is #gsmz11
  • Top tips
    Shorten links: http://bit.ly
    Retweet things you find interesting
    Reply to tweets
    Want to meet face to face? Organise a “tweet-up”.
  • Now tweet something!
    Using the hashtag#gsmz11 tweet
    A description of your research
    Your best tip for other researchers
    How you relax when you’re not researching!
    • Reply to tweets you find interesting
    • Retweet things your followers will like
  • More things you can do
    • Use twitter from your phone
    • Download a twitter client (tweetdeck, twhirl…)
    • Add twitter app to facebook: http://twitter.com/widgets/facebook
    • Upload pictures (twitpic, twitgoo…)
  • Even more things…
    • Use twitter to update facebook with selective tweets: http://apps.facebook.com/selectivetwitter/
    • Link a facebook page to twitter: http://www.facebook.com/twitter/